Quick post! Clearly, someone had too much fun playing with similar shapes. It’s been a while since I last wore polkadots, and I couldn’t help but pair them with a leatherette skirt with these tiny golden dot studs on them. Maybe I should save this outfit again for the next New Year, in case the dots give me good fortune for 2014. I’m already having a blast this 2013 with all sorts of exciting projects, and I can only wish for more new experiences in the next couple of years. Gotta make that happen!
AHH! The quest for the perfect checkered leggings is finally over. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I get really obsessive-compulsive about patterns. High standards, maybe, or I’m just a little sensitive to what I like to see and wear. Some checkered leggings I’ve seen have squares that are too big, or have too contrasting colors. This, one, however… <3
I paired it with a top with cut-out shoulders, and holes that remind me of the ones that you cut out of giant posters and tarpaulins so that air can pass through. Err, yeah. I have the most unglamorous stuff in my head sometimes.
It’s wine red season again, and I went all matchy-matchy with my bag and shoes. These heels are my first pair in this color, and I wear them all the time now! It’s a classy shade of red that’s not too bright and bold. Now available in Schu Trinoma and Rockwell.
I’m sure everyone is already sick and tired of hearing me always rave about my favorite Japanese fashion icons and magazines, but I seriously can’t help but take so much inspiration from them! Flip through the pages of ViVi, and you’ll find models with the prettiest hair and the nicest, and not to mention, *wearable* clothes styled in the most adorable ways.
Top Japanese model Fuji Lena has been gracing the pages of ViVi for the longest time now! If I were asked who the poster girl for ViVi is, among all the models, I would answer Lena. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to look like her, but after a while, I realized that the only way I could ever look like her is to magically inject myself with American genes for that perfect ViVi Eurasian look, lol.
In general, Japanese models always give me hope when it comes to height. Masuwaka Tsubasa is only 150cm! *shock*
Lena’s trademark moles and natural duck lips/face are definitely her most unique points. Lena wouldn’t be Lena without these things! And ViVi always makes sure to highlight these parts.
One day, I wore this top and bottom combination that loosely reminded me of Lena’s modeling photos for the brand Rosebullet. Out of boredom, I tried to complete the whole Lena look by doing this very popular retro-girly hairstyle, as well as imitating her expressions in most of her photos. I know I’ll never be as pretty as her (she is like, a perfect being from another dimension), but this was just so fun to do that I am now totally game to do Japanese model-inspired hair/make/coordinate posts from now on!
Something different from the usual “blogger look”! I also somehow copied how she usually does her make-up. Perhaps I’ll do a Fuji Lena-inspired make-up tutorial one of these days.
Quick post! Pair something girly like florals with something badass like leather, and this is what you’ll get - two opposite things that surprisingly work well together.
Isn’t this brown leatherette skirt such a steal? I found it at a random store in Cineleisure Orchard one night, just before I headed back to my hotel to call it a day. Talk about luck! Now, all I need now is a black pleated version of this skirt. H&M released it a few seasons ago, but it got sold out before I knew it. I did, however, find a leatherette circle skirt at Forever 21 yesterday, so do go to the nearest store before everyone else!
This is me clearly taking advantage of the cold(er) weather! For this outfit, I paired my new printed bottoms with a faux leather jacket to create a playful and casual look that I was able to wear day and night.
Because I am very predictable in terms of my fashion choices, it’s already probably no surprise that this is mostly black and white again, with yellow color accent.
My supposed attempt to bring something new to the table was this maroon-colored bag, which turned out to still be very “me”, considering I practically wore this color almost everyday when the year started!
How do you like this look? I was inspired by the kind of fashion I saw in Paris while I was there last April! Most of the girls in the streets wore all sorts of chic leather jackets which they styled in different ways. Of course this jacket isn’t real leather, but it totally works here in tropical Manila since it doesn’t give off the same amount of heat as real leather, making it still very wearable on gloomier days!
Whenever I run out of time to think of what to wear, I’d always either pick a bright piece of clothing or a pair of kickass heels to distract everyone else from seeing how I managed to leave the house with not so much effort. Or I just make my eyeliner darker so the attention will all go to how thick my make-up is.
I managed to do all three for this particular look, and it worked! No accessories, no frills. The make-up, the bright color of my top, and my 6-inch wedges made all the difference in the world.
It took me a long time to get over depending on accessories too much. No, wait. I actually decided not to pile on too much, because there was this one time I ruined one of my clothes because some of my sharp, intricately designed bangles brushed through them and caused the fabric to run. AFRAID!
Now I’m in the process of trying to master the art of minimalism and just being super casual and realistic about my daily outfits. Well, I’ve a long way to go, especially since I don’t have any plans of retiring my heels in the near future.
But really, a huge part of trying to pull an effortless-but-not-really look lies in how you do your make-up and hair. For some reason, anything looks good as long as you groom yourself a little. Bouncy hair, a little mascara, blush and lipstick can go a long way.
Just look at a certain percentage of the comments that I get in my social networking sites! Sometimes I get more compliments on my hair and make-up than my outfit. It’s never a bad thing for me though! :)
Inspired by my recent obsession on MACARONS! These are the colors of the vanilla and lemon ones I got to try in different macaron stores in Paris.
I could live in this sweater. So warm and fuzzy and perfect for chilly days that are not only limited to winter. While it might seem weird that I’m wearing knits during summer, it’s not a totally off idea to wear them when you have to stay in an airconditioned room the whole day. How’s that for utilizing every single item in your closet without being enslaved by seasons!
Ahh, my roots are already showing! :(
Anyhow, these are actually shorts, so I definitely did not flash anyone in this outfit! Still in love with these kinds of bottoms, which I pair with pretty much anything under the sun - loose tees, button-downs, and sweaters.
To finish it all off, what’s a lace outfit entry without my favorite flower accent and socks-with-heels combination? I really missed dressing up like this after so many MODE and Momoko-inspired days when all I wore were black and white, leather and denim.
It’s a fact that I love everything about collars! So much that I find myself wearing them almost everyday.
What’s more perfect than wearing two collars at the same time? The necklace I’m wearing here somehow ended up looking like part of the actual top.
The things I think of when I’m feeling a wee bit more creative than usual!
How’s everyone doing? By the time this gets published, I’ll probably be either inside the Cu Chi tunnels or on my way to Cambodia from Vietnam. Hope everything’s doing great while I’m gone!